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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

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Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and, in her depression, she falls into yet another difficult relationship - this time with her close friend, Jacob Black.

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Chris Weitz

Writers:

Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Bella Swan
Christina Jastrzembska ... Gran
Robert Pattinson ... Edward Cullen
Billy Burke ... Charlie Swan
Anna Kendrick ... Jessica
Michael Welch ... Mike
Justin Chon ... Eric
Christian Serratos ... Angela
Taylor Lautner ... Jacob Black
Ashley Greene ... Alice Cullen
Jackson Rathbone ... Jasper Hale
Russell Roberts Russell Roberts ... Mr. Berty
Cam Gigandet ... James (archive footage)
Michael Sheen ... Aro
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Caius
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Storyline

After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella's blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward's sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black. Danger in different forms awaits. Written by IMDb Editors

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and action | See all certifications »

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An early flashback in the film shows Carlisle, played by Peter Facinelli as a part of the Volturi, who reside in Italy. Facinelli is of direct Italian descent, as the child of two Italian immigrants. See more »

Goofs

When Bella is in the kitchen telling Charlie and Harry Clearwater about seeing the huge wolves in the woods, there is clearly no phone on the wall between the cupboards and the doorway - however towards the end of the film, Jacob answers Edward's call using a phone on the wall, that wasn't there in the earlier scene. See more »

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Jacob Black: Have you ever has a secret? One that wasn't yours to tell? well that's what it's like for me, only worse, you have no idea how tight I'm bound.
Bella Swan: I hate this. I hate what they've done to you.
Jacob Black: I mean the killer part is you already know. Bella do remember when we walked the beach at La Push, the story?
Bella Swan: The story, about the cold ones?
Jacob Black: Guess I understand why that's the only part you remember.
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No Sound But The Wind
Written by Tom Smith (as Smith), Chris Urbanowicz (as Urbanowicz), Russell Leetch (as Leetch) and Ed Lay (as Lay)
Produced by Tom Smith
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Weak Sequel
4 September 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

New Moon (2009)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Second film in the smash-hit Twilight series has Edward (Robert Pattinson) leaving Bella (Kristen Stewart) who then goes into a deep depression. The one thing that saves her is her best friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner) but she doesn't realize that he's a werewolf and soon she's going to have to pick between this friend or the love of her life. Opinions on this film are probably very mixed but I think everyone could come to an agreement that Mrs. Bella needs to have her head checked as she has a pretty strange taste in men. With that said, I'm not familiar with any of the books and I'm watching these movies without knowing very much. I do know that the director of TWILIGHT was let go and Chris Weitz was brought in. Weitz has made some decent pictures in his day but why on Earth they selected him is beyond me because he certainly doesn't do anything to keep this film going. I thought the first movie ran way too long but it's nothing compared to this film, which has enough story for about a twenty-minute short yet it gets pushed to over two-hours, which was just painful to sit through. I'm sure fans of the books are going to take away more than someone like me but I personally thought the story was incredibly weak, some of the character motivations were beyond me and the pacing was just so bad that I had a hard time staying awake. I think things got off to a pretty poor start with a rather silly opening sequence that really adds nothing to the film but sadly things don't get any better. I thought the relationship between Bella and her father was good in the first movie but it's hacked up here. Her relationship with Jacob just never held much interest from me and I think that even the chemistry between Bella and Edward was lacking here. I always say great actors can drown in a bad screenplay and it's interesting to see how Stewart and Pattinson do here. I thought they were terrific in the first film and while they're still good here their performances are certainly a major step down. I think a lot of this has to do with the tired screenplay that doesn't give them much to work with including some lame dialogue that doesn't help things. Lautner, sorry ladies, wasn't all that impressive but I'm guessing they got him so he could constantly have his shirt off and not so much for the acting. NEW MOON doesn't even look that good and the CGI werewolf effects are embarrassing at times. I found TWILIGHT to be an entertaining little movie but sadly everything good about it is turned bad in this sequel.


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USA

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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$142,839,137, 22 November 2009

Gross USA:

$297,816,253

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$711,025,481
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